A 24-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out multiple store and bank robberies in Orange County-- including one in Fountain Valley-- and up and down the state, authorities said.
Dennis Adamson was arrested about 11 p.m. Sunday as he was riding a bike through Santa Ana with a backpack holding two ski masks and a handgun, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
"He's been bouncing back and forth between southern and northern California," Bertagna said. "He also hit a 7-Eleven and a Shell station up there."
Adamson was booked early Monday on suspicion of two robberies in Santa Ana and two in Costa Mesa, Bertagna said, less than a week after being booked on a narcotics violation in Irvine.
Investigators showed the mug shot from his Oct. 1 arrest to robbery victims, who identified him in a photo lineup as the suspect, Bertagna said.
Adamson is also suspected of multiple bank robberies up and down the state, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
He is also suspected in the robbery of an Independence Bank branch in Fountain Valley last Thursday and an Aug. 8 credit union heist in Atascadero in the Central Coast area, Eimiller said.
A victim identified Adamson as the man who allegedly robbed a Mobil gas station at 100 W. MacArthur Blvd. in Santa Ana about 11:45 p.m.on Sept. 22, Bertagna said. He's also accused of robbing a Subway restaurant at 2860 S. Bristol St. about 5:25 p.m. that same day, the corporal said.
The two robberies he's accused of committing in Costa Mesa occurred on Sept. 29 and Oct. 3, Bertagna said.
Anyone who believes they were a victim or who has other information relevant to the case was asked to call Santa Ana police Detective Cpl. A. Silva at (714) 245-8545.
— City News Service.